The Lavender Blue Dress by Aidan Moffat


The Lavender Blue Dress by Aidan Moffat

Is there any way Mabel can have a beautiful dress to wear to the Christmas party? Mabel knew many girls at school, some were weird, some were cool; some were friendly, some not quite; some were clever, some less bright; some loved books, some weren t keen; some were nice and some were mean. So begins Aidan Moffat s charming and delightful tale. The first children s book from the acclaimed indie singer-songwriter, it tells the story of Mabel, a little girl who wants nothing more than a beautiful dress to wear to her Christmas ball. Mabel s family can t afford to get her the lavender blue dress she wants, but can they find another way to send her to the ball in a beautiful gown? This sweet tale is perfect bedtime reading, teaching children about the value of friendship and family over material goods. It is beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Emmeline Pidgen, bringing Moffat s wonderful words to life.

About the Author

Aidan Moffat began his career as one-half of the wildly successful indie band Arab Strap. He now records under his own name and the L. Pierre monicker. His album with Bill Wells, Everything s Getting Older, won Scottish Album of the Year 2012, and he tours regularly across the world. Emmeline Pidgen is an award-winning illustratorwhose picture books include The Flyaway Blanket and One More Candle.

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24 pages


Aidan Moffat
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Cargo Publishing an imprint of Freight Books

Publication date

30th September 2014



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